UPDATE: La Crosse woman accused of attempting to run over daughter stood mute in court

An 85-year-old La Crosse woman accused of allegedly attempting to run over her daughter, stood mute in La Crosse County Court Monday.

A not guilty plea was entered as the defendant, Phyllis Prokes stood mute. According to online court records, probable cause was found and the defendant was bound over for trial.

PREVIOUS: According to a criminal complaint, Renee Dettman was attempting to cross 3rd Street at the flashing yellow pedestrian walkway with friends near a grocery store when her mother, Phyllis Prokes, allegedly sped up and missed hitting Dettman by two inches. Dettman did not know at the time that the driver of the vehicle was her mother.

Dettman and Prokes have been estranged for years, the complaint stated.

Dettman, concerned for her own safety, called police after talking with her aunt on the phone a few days later. During the phone call, Dettman learned her mother was at her aunt’s home and when Prokes found out it was her daughter on the phone, she said “tell her I tried to run her over on Saturday.”

Following an investigation, police went to Prokes residence to discuss the incident. Prokes became upset and commented that if she knew Dettman was part of that bike group ahead of time, she would have run her over.

When police advised Prokes that she was being placed under arrest for reckless endangering safety, she said she wanted to call Dettman and give her a piece of her mind.

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